SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Datatel®, Inc. today introduced Colleague® Studio™, a user-friendly programming solution that greatly enhances productivity and facilitates the development of applications for Datatel Colleague, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Colleague Studio, which leverages the industry-standard Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE), replaces Envision™, Datatel’s previous programming toolkit. The announcement was made at the EDUCAUSE 2007 Conference.
The Eclipse IDE provides the framework and basic platform for Colleague Studio, enabling Datatel to build and deliver integrated tools while helping protect existing technology investments. Eclipse plug-ins enable developers to easily maintain existing Envision code, preserving the vital functionality afforded by Datatel’s previous programming utility.
The advantages of utilizing an industry-standard framework development environment include: enhanced productivity and ease of use; full development lifecycle support; platform independent code generation; ease of training for employees; and open source extensibility.
“The Eclipse IDE gives institutions the best of both worlds – protection of their existing investments, as well as the many benefits associated with modern, industry-standard development tools,” said Scott Flory, Datatel product manager. “Developers can now use an open-source tool for developing their Colleague applications, greatly improving the programmer experience.”
Colleague Studio supports Datatel’s strategy of maintaining a single source for all programming requirements. It also supports Datatel's approach of a single set of applications generating to multiple platforms, and a comprehensive use of metadata and one set of business rules.
During EDUCAUSE 2007, Datatel will conduct two hands-on workshops on Colleague Studio. The interactive sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 from 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, October 25 from 2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Datatel will also demonstrate Colleague Studio in Booth #302 throughout the conference.
About Datatel, Inc.
Datatel provides colleges and universities fully-integrated administrative software systems and e-marketing solutions of exceptional value that effectively process transactions, conserve resources, improve constituent services, and provide for sustainability. In conjunction, the company delivers essential consulting and training services including Web site and end-user portal development, as well as continuous quality improvement programs through its Center for Institutional Effectiveness. Datatel counts more than 745 institutions as clients throughout North America, and is headquartered in Fairfax, VA. As a market leader, Datatel has exclusively focused on meeting all the business needs within higher education for more than 25 years. For more information, visit http://www.datatel.com.
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